WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation's leading health systems and physician organizations, is pleased to announce that it has received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient and Practitioner Oriented Accreditation for its asthma, chronic heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease disease management (DM) programs. Earning NQCA DM Accreditation is an indication that Evolent's programs are dedicated to giving patients and practitioners the support, education and other help necessary to facilitate good outcomes and quality care.
"We are honored to once again be recognized by the NCQA for the rigor with which we design and implement our clinical programs," said Tom Peterson, Chief Operating Officer of Evolent. "We strongly believe that our philosophy of engaging our partner health systems' physicians in the design and implementation of our disease management programs improves our ability to engage patients. Receiving this accreditation reiterates our commitment to providing exceptional care to our partners and their physicians' patients, in service of our ultimate mission to improve the collective health of the nation."
NCQA's DM Accreditation program is designed to help purchasers evaluate DM programs and to improve patient care and service. NCQA Accreditation standards are developed with input from researchers in the field, the Disease Management Advisory Council (DMAC) and standing committees, employers, both purchasers and operators of disease management programs, state and federal regulators and other experts. Patient and Practitioner Oriented Accreditation is the most comprehensive option for programs that address interventions towards patients and interact with the patients' practitioners to support their plan of care.
"NCQA's Disease Management Accreditation program is thorough and rigorous. It's designed to highlight only those programs that truly improve chronic care," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
About Evolent Health
Evolent Health partners with leading health systems to drive value-based care transformation. By providing clinical, analytical and financial capabilities, Evolent helps physicians and health systems achieve superior quality and cost results. Evolent's approach breaks down barriers, aligns incentives and powers a new model of care delivery resulting in meaningful alignment between providers, payers, physicians and patients. For more information, visit evolenthealth.com.
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